This is a bit of a poor attempt at drawing the layout of our house at
To try to clarify the layout, the ground floor is "detached" with a
passageway down both sides of the house, with a connecting "terraced"
Because of the width of the shared passageways, the only place a boiler
could realistically be situated (AFAIK) is where an existing crap
multipoint is behind the original rear building line on the wall of a
single storey flat-roofed extension.
The ground floor is all concrete, and pipework to the "wet" area of the
kitchen comes to the left of the extension (in the picture) along the
surface of the wall, goes through to the kitchen, and is channelled
across the concrete floor to where the sink is. It looks crap, but I
think i`ll have to live with it, as I can`t see any other way of getting
it to that location.
The only way I can forsee being able to get pipework to the rest of the
house is to drill through below the ceiling level of the extension and
running it at surface level up the kitchen wall to the rear bedroom, and
taking all pipework from there.
There is currently no water at all upstairs, but the loft area has a
plinth where a tank used to be (no longer there) adjacent to the chimney
stack on the opposite side of the house to the water main and no pipework
remains to the rest of the house.
The only source of hot water is the multipoint (no immersion), and
despite having the thermocouple changed, it likes to blow itself out, and
refuses to relight from the ignition (it sparks, just won`t light).
The missus wants central heating, and would LOVE to be able to have a
bath in comfort without it taking an hour to fill :-}
Anyone got any suggestions on suitable arrangements ? (move house ?)
What sort of wiring arrangement would be required ?
PS: the bit about the soil pipe... it comes out of the concrete floor of
the bathroom and has a dirty great ugly plastic head on it, which the
bath and sink drain into. It`s also a few inches away from the wall, so
allowing for a bend to the toilet itself, it sticks out a mile :-/ - I
doubt it would be an easy job to resite, and may just have to be boxed
in, but i`m open to suggestions !
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